Transness, the future. I want people to feel transness, not just of the body, but of the mind and of the heart. Transness as a state of mind—a place where nothing is exact or fixed. I could say my work is about ornament and the importance of architecture, botany, the grotesque, magic, and the occult, but these all branch off from this feeling of being or creating something unreal, otherworldly and thinking bigger than the blueprints we have given.
For me, these vast landscapes and the growing worlds feel like mutating pulsations in my brain between something really sci-fi and something more ancient. Imagining how it would feel to be an atom being ripped apart or how it feels to embody a bolt of lightning. I just want people to consider their realities, and think larger than the binary they're used to.
How did I live so long without knowing you? Is something I think often. All the afternoons I felt alone in my thoughts, all the sights that went unnoticed by anyone else, all the songs I thought belonged only to me. All the times I’ve looked at other people wondering how they move through the world with such ease… I could have known you all that time. Then I realize all those solitary thoughts were fertile ground for meeting you. The loneliness was prep work, the songs were an invitation, the sights beckoned, “There must be someone else who thinks about these colours”. A tree might wake up one spring day to find fruit on its branch and think, “how did I live so long without knowing you?” And the fruit might say “well, we’ve been preparing for each other all winter.”